1 x 9cm pot 510336-1 £5.50 Delivery mid April
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This well-known classic has the strongest scent of any dianthus, which will fill a room.

Genus Dianthus
Group/Species plumarius
Variety Mrs Sinkins
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name English Garden Pink
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a sunny spot, prefers a soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Works well edging a garden path, may also be grown in a container.
Care Tips Feed regularly with a liquid rose or tomato fertiliser and try not to let the soil dry out, although dianthus will tolerate dry weather. Deadhead to prolong flowering and cut right back when flowering has finished.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life Lasts up to 2 weeks in water.
Cooking Notes Pick the clove-like tasting petals as a garnish for cocktails or to use in recipes.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs Sinkins' reviews

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Reviewed 10th August 2019 by Michael

plant arrived in a healthy condition, very well packaged, now doing well in the garden

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Heather

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Mrs Heydon

Good.Strong plant.Bought to go in tub with other white flowers and green trick.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Tina

The scent from these is heavenly .
Had not realised they grow a bit too leggy for the front of my boarder .will put in the middle next time .

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Linda

The tiny minute plants have produced 2 wonderful scented long lasting flowers. to date and that is it.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

Best Dianthus Mrs Sinkins I have bought for a while, big strong and thriving after a month.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela

Can’t seem to get this to flower very well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Malcolm

Excellent. Lots of blooms.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Tabitha

Beautiful, well established plants

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Adelle

Very pleased. Have grown this on the edge of a raised bed. The leaves are a good contrasting colour to the other plants, and we have had plenty of the beautiful, fragrant flowers.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Jacqueline

I was delighted with the performance of the plants - what arrived was 3 healthy looking well-rooted cuttings and they have thriven in the garden. We open for the ngs so it is omportant that plants perofrm well - and the genuine Mrs Sinkins is not easy to get hold of, so l am very happy indeed to be able to incorporate this variety in my garden display.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Eleni

Seem to be growing ok but no flowers - hope they survive!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. Dianthus can put their energy into growing, rather than flowering in the first year. They should flower next year, please do contact us at info@sarahraven.com if they don't."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Gillian

The plants have grown well but have had very few flowers this summer but maybe that is because of the heat. Many plants in my garden which should have been flowering earlier, and didn't, are flowering now.

** I also purchased a Dahlia collection but I am afraid my experience with that has been very disappointing. After planting the tubers growth rates of the 3 varieties was very varied and I ended up planting out 7 plants (of 9)

Once in the ground growth was very slow and almost from the start the leaves became distorted and the plants looked very unsightly. When flower buds did appear they were also often distorted and eventually I sent a sample to the RHS as I could see nothing on the leaves to cause the damage. Their verdict was the plants had been attacked by Capsid bugs.

What I should like to know is whether the tubers were affected when I received them and whether, if I do keep the tubers over the winter,I shall have the same problem next year. I have never had a problem with Capsid bugs before.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your dahlias. We are unaware of any reports of problems with capsid bugs so it is unlikely that the tubers were affected and hopefully they will over winter successfully for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Derek

a plant of excellent quality which i potted on then planted out into a small container it's grown well in this hot summer in the northern part of the uk. perhaps my only grumble is that the flowers didn't fill right out, they have a lovely scent
very well packaged plant didn't move in transit

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Mrs Davies

They came well packed, by Royal Mail(saves rushing delivery men leaving them in wrong place/address as happens with these courier firms).
The plants were in good condition.
I am very pleased with the plants, the helpful people who answer the telephone and Sarah Raven's service altogether

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Pippa

The delivery service was not great, as plant was left by dust bin. No note was left so I didn't spot it until later. The plant looks healthy but has not flowered maybe it has insufficient sun.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your postman failed to leave your box in a safe place. We can take instructions for your label when you place an order which may be an option in the future."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Joyce

A strong healthy plant which has spread considerably and flowered profusely The perfume was brilliant.

Mrs Sinkins Pinks

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Reviewed 8th June 2018 by RL Wantage

Just as I remember, Grannie's garden as a child !
Superb flowering and scent (2nd season)
Great filler for the front of our border.